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i've been in this town so long that back in the city I've been taken for lost and gone...

April 29th, 2007 (11:26 am)
current mood: groggy
current song: paul&paula--hey, paula

i've missed you, my darlings.
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this is just in case you were wondering what it looks like when you put sunglasses on a dog's rump.

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Posted by: the boy who loiters on bridges (seanshatto)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)

well, het.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)

i like het better. and het yourself. :)

Posted by: the boy who loiters on bridges (seanshatto)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)

het? hey? whatever.

Posted by: Little Museums (heartgut)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)

Well, well... you goddamn tease.





and imagine these are unicorns:


...har har har.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)

only if YOU imagine this as two ponies:
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(i cut that picture out of a magazine and spent a week trying to find it in my room just so i could reply to this)

and i'll bet you didn't know kenneth patchen wrote a poem about you (at least i think of you every time i read it):
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Posted by: Little Museums (heartgut)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)

The poem makes me think of when you had me draw a tree on your back, and then we fell asleep.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
a proposal

ps i told ryan that i guess i'm not a lebanese though i'm still predominantly attracted to ladies, just cuz that seems to have very little to do with how well i can deal with sharing a vanity (both meanings) with them. BUT(T..shake shake) i told him if i ever did marry a girl it would be you because you're my favorite one ever. but we could still just be across the world best friends too.

Posted by: Little Museums (heartgut)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Re: a proposal

Yeah, you're one of the girls I'd marry. But I think I remember telling you about my house full of transient lovers? As in, that's how I imagined myself growing old... sort of like The Color Purple but with less oppression and racial conflict.

We should visit, like, one day.

Posted by: Little Museums (heartgut)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: a proposal

The prospect of all-female conception
By Steve Connor, Science Editor
Published: 13 April 2007

Women might soon be able to produce sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, according to a pioneering study published today.

Scientists are seeking ethical permission to produce synthetic sperm cells from a woman's bone marrow tissue after showing that it possible to produce rudimentary sperm cells from male bone-marrow tissue.

The researchers said they had already produced early sperm cells from bone-marrow tissue taken from men. They believe the findings show that it may be possible to restore fertility to men who cannot naturally produce their own sperm.

But the results also raise the prospect of being able to take bone-marrow tissue from women and coaxing the stem cells within the female tissue to develop into sperm cells, said Professor Karim Nayernia of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Creating sperm from women would mean they would only be able to produce daughters because the Y chromosome of male sperm would still be needed to produce sons. The latest research brings the prospect of female-only conception a step closer.

"Theoretically is it possible," Professor Nayernia said. "The problem is whether the sperm cells are functional or not. I don't think there is an ethical barrier, so long as it's safe. We are in the process of applying for ethical approval. We are preparing now to apply to use the existing bone marrow stem cell bank here in Newcastle. We need permission from the patient who supplied the bone marrow, the ethics committee and the hospital itself."

If sperm cells can be developed from female bone-marrow tissue they will be matured in the laboratory and tested for their ability to penetrate the outer "shell" of a hamster's egg - a standard fertility test for sperm.

"We want to test the functionality of any male and female sperm that is made by this way," Professor Nayernia said. But he said there was no intention at this stage to produce female sperm that would be used to fertilise a human egg, a move that would require the approval of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

The immediate aim is to see if female bone marrow can be lured into developing into the stem cells that can make sperm cells. The ultimate aim is to discover if these secondary stem cells can then be made into other useful tissues of the body, he said.

The latest findings, published in the journal Reproduction: Gamete Biology, show that male bone marrow can be used to make the early "spermatogonial" stem cells that normally mature into fully developed sperm cells.

"Our next goal is to see if we can get the spermatogonial stem cells to progress to mature sperm in the laboratory and this should take around three to five years of experiments," Professor Nayernia said.

Last year, Professor Nayernia led scientists at the University of Gottingen in Germany who became the first to produce viable artificial sperm from mouse embryonic stem cells, which were used to produce seven live offspring.

His latest work on stem cells derived from human bone marrow suggests that it could be possible to develop the techniques to help men who cannot produce their own sperm naturally.

"We're very excited about this discovery, particularly as our earlier work in mice suggests that we could develop this work even further," Professor Nayernia said.

Whether the scientists will ever be able to develop the techniques to help real patients - male or female - will depend on future legislation that the Government is preparing as a replacement to the existing Human Fertilization and Embryology Act.

A White Paper on genetics suggested that artificial gametes produced from the ordinary "somatic" tissue of the body may be banned from being used to fertilize human eggs by in vitro fertilization.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 25th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)
ever the optimist...

let's have a baby girl! she will be blonde and tiny!

Posted by: You're a good blog, Charlie Brown (ohbusiness)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)

thank you for continuing to exist!!!!!

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)

thank YOU for continuing to care! and also to exist! grammar be damned!

Posted by: slu (tweeling)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
bear head

HOW IS LIFE?!

man, i wish we coulda caught up in january when i was in san-fran with the bird. but i don't even know where you are now, so. when will your grace be in the midwest again? we need to go back to margie's candies!

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)

i had a dream about that day, like, three nights ago! and i'm sorry about that, i've lost my phone about 45 times in the past year and that was during one of the unfortunate episodes.

ps may i say, YOU ARE ESPECIALLY GORGEOUS AS ALL GET-OUT THESE DAYS!! i'm serious. you've always had cheekbones for days, but every new photo i see of your little pixie face encites more and more squealing. don't let my family's worry over how i seem to contract piglet fever each time i check a livejournal or myspace stop you from posting, however. i enjoy it.

Posted by: skip (ex_skip140)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)

!


!

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)

i


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(my impression of your comment standing by a reflective pool)


you are still very handsome, sir. and happy marriage to you!!

Posted by: Spring Snow (bassdrumdream)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)

omg pwned.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)

i'll pwn ewe.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)

ps baaah. BAAAH. baaah.

Posted by: THE NEW SCOTT BAIO (donquixote)
Posted at: April 30th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)

WHOA. it's been awhile, yeah?

are you still up in sacramento?

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)

it's been for-freaking-ever. and yup, still here. hopefully not for long. i've got an impending 21st birthday trust fund i'm not supposed to know about that's got my sights washington(state)-bound. are you still in francisco?

Posted by: j (sewnforts)
Posted at: May 1st, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)

damn miss lisa! i have missed your shining face. what's going on ? this is jenny, new journal.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)

hi jenny, i've thought about you lots and lots (how can i not, i've your art hanging from my walls...and my shoulders...). I am fine and frisky (that's retarded but i mean it so i'm leaving it in), how's my dear girl?

Posted by: kate rambeau (evienelson)
Posted at: May 1st, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)

post regularly again pls.

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)

took my literary metamucil (started with the spicy personals in the local weekly rag, worked my way up to apartment listings in the dailies), should be on track again shortly. we have much evie to catch up on.

Posted by: nolan (livenolies)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)

oh my god! i've seriously missed you and wondered where you are like 1000 times!

Posted by: lisa says on a night like this: (sparklytoesies)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)

i was so dead, doorknobs were envious of my status. now imalivewire again, tho! bzzt.

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